Wednesday Wonder

By Sarah Dyer

Posted on August 7, 2013 in Fun Stuff with tags Wednesday Wonder

Sticking with the video game theme from yesterday, I’ve recently started getting back into Skyrim: the game which took over my life completely for about four months last year. Thus, I seem to have Norse mythology on the brain…


In Scandinavian Mythology, the giant daughter of the frost-giant Gymir and the wife of Freyr. She was so beautiful that the brightness of her naked arms illuminated both air and sea. Her name may be connected with the Old Norse garthr, ‘enclosure’, and her coupling with Freyr perhaps expresses the sacred marriage of the god of fertility to the cultivated land.

And yes, I know that image is taken from Skyrim, but you put ‘Gerda’ into Google Images and see what you come up with!



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